TC33

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  1. So I have seen books with nothing but re-glossing noted on the label, or cleaning. I know CGC has also called restored books with nothing more than color touch and pieces replaced as also "re-glossed" when nothing of the sort was done to it, probably their better safe than sorry motto to make sure they don't miss anything. (had some books restored by Hero restoration and this happened to me a few times). So, any ideas how an average collector can tell if a book has been "re-glossed" or cleaned? Seems like those are probably the two most difficult things to detect for the average joe (except maybe professionally done micro trimming?)
  2. So I have quite a bit of experimentation experience grading the same books from both grading companies in the past for comparison. From personal experience, CGC will grade extremely harshly any book arriving in a PGX label for re-grading. I know you save 50% off the costs, but its like they want to punish you for sending them a PGX slab or something and I will NEVER do it again! I had a restored ultra Key Pro restored by Matt Nelson back in the day at 7.5 by CGC. Sent it to PGX to see what it would get, also got a 7.5, sent it back to CGC in the PGX label, came back 7.0 with C amature restoration designation (same pro work by Matt Nelson)! Same thing on another book restored by one of the very best pro's that almost always gets A work and never below 5.0 after restoration (ever!), they gave it a 4.0 with C designation his lowest grade by far and 1st time ever getting C instead of A or B work! I have to conclude this was just because it came in a PGX 6.5 restored label they were biased against, no other explanation! If I ever want CGC grading on a PGX book, I will crack it open and send it in raw so it does not get destroyed by this harsh/unfair grading, not worth the 50% grading fee discount! By the way, I had 2 silver age key books at 9.0 by CGC, thought they deserved 9.2, so I sent them to PGX for an experiment thinking 9.2+ was a lock and they both came back lower at 8.5, so PGX is actually at least sometimes a bit tougher in those grade ranges, I have heard many other people also getting higher grades from CGC in VF+ to NM ranges after cracking PGX open (but Never send it in the original PGX holder!) That is why we always preach to buy the book, not the slab! Buy comics based on how it looks, not just the sometimes harsh or loose label designation that depends on who is personally grading it (out of 100+ graders) and having a good vs bad day etc! Regarding PGX historically loose grading in the lower grade ranges, late last year I complained to PGX that they were grading their lower grades too loose compared to competitors, Daniel said he was already considering upping their standards and sure enough the lot of lower grade key books I sent them recently came back at the very least 1/2 grade and sometimes 1 full grade lower than their previous standards, so if the grading date is from this year forward, I think you are more likely getting a grade a bit closer to CGC standards on the lower range than in the past. (traditionally their weakest grading range). Their color touch and trimming detection is pretty solid (the most common resto stuff), but CGC is far better at catching some of harder to detect pro stuff, so beware you take a bit of risk on the big dollar (blue label) major keys in a PGX holder.
  3. REDUCED! Last chance before increasing the price 10%+ for another venue!
  4. Back cover scan just uploaded. Grab this now at a great price before the next movie puts more focus back on this grail!
  5. First wins the prize, but I also accept PM. No returns on CGC books, raw books are can be returned without question, I accept paypal, venmo or money order/check. I have been selling huge mega keys on the boards for years. USPS boxed Shipping is a flat $10 no matter how many books you buy, Canadian shipping will be actual shipping costs. I will throw in free signature confirmation for US purchases above $250. All purchases above $250 are also given optional payment terms up to 2 months (with a 10% or more deposit) to help you out with timing of funds, getting your next paycheck/stimulus check first etc. Tales to Astonish #27 $1,050 JUST $949 WELL BELOW GPA With a New Movie on the Way!!! 1st appearance of Ant Man, Scarce Key! CGC 2.5 small amount of color touch on cover. Spent forever with my black light and could only find 2 very thin black lines on the lower right corner on a thin crease. If that is it, can't imagine digging it out would affect the grade, but I am not a risk taker. The last two sales of a 2.5 in this grade with color touch only was $1,200 and $1,095 back in 2015! There is another Ant Man & Wasp 3 movie set for release in 2022, so this book should be on the upward tick this next year or two. (more pics forthcoming) My Kudos Page.....
  6. Comic is on hold for a couple hours pending payment. I will update if anything changes. Thanks!
  7. First wins the prize, but I also accept PM. No returns on CGC books, raw books are can be returned without question, I accept paypal, venmo or money order/check. I have been selling huge mega keys on the boards for years. USPS boxed Shipping is a flat $10 no matter how many books you buy, Canadian shipping will be actual shipping costs. I will throw in free signature confirmation for US purchases above $250. All purchases above $250 are also given optional payment terms up to 2 months (with a 10% or more deposit) to help you out with timing of funds, getting your next paycheck/stimulus check first etc. FANTASTIC FOUR #5 Origin & 1st Doctor Doom, Major Hot Key with the announcement of the FF/Dr. Doom movie franchise revamp under Marvel where it belongs! CGC 1.0, near perfect off White pages, spine is split, cover detached, no marvel chipping or sizable missing pieces makes this about the nicest presenting 1.0 you will ever find. The last GPA sale in this grade was $2,250 and trending up, last 12 months was $2,100. Special board price only $1,875 ($375 Below the last GPA sale in late March which likely looked far worse than this one and it only had lousy cream to ow pages! My Kudos Page.....
  8. ASM 1 was negotiated and purchased. Still looking for the others, thanks!
  9. Oh you are right, I forgot I put that there because my coverless is missing a wrap, so I am interested in getting it complete or a complete copy, but at the right price. I sold one a while back for a lot closer to $1K. An incomplete copy would probably be even better to save me some money since I have most the pages already. A poor copy with part of the cover there, maybe missing a page/wrap etc. still likely works if the price is right.
  10. I actually already have an extra copy of one of those. I am also searching for coverless FF48 though if anyone knows where I can find one for something close to market value.
  11. Looking for raw coverless/complete reading copies of the above. Don't want to pay the astronomical way above market prices some people ask (and NEVER GET) on feebay, but willing to pay fair going GPA market prices to a fellow board member that I can trust! Help a brother out! Thanks!
  12. See Batman 47 description. "I have a scan of a CGC Hulk 1 that got CGC Gd+ with a missing corner piece at least as large as this one (See scan for grading comparison)" But yes it is a free bonus, you can keep that scan for absolutely free for a limited time only!
  13. Pending some unfinalized offers, Everything else still available until tonight only at blow out prices WAY below going market prices! Snag your killer deals now before they disappear or move to another venue!
  14. Couple Bronze/Copper age beauties.......... Watchmen #1 A sharp CGC 9.4 Perfect White Pages, 1st appearance of all the main Watchmen heroes/characters, HBO Watchmen series making this a desired collectible. Special board price, just $88! Cheapest I could find anywhere online! Batman Killing Joke CGC 9.8 1st priting, Joker breaks Batgirls back and cripples her for life (later becoming Oracle) $159 Below every GPA average price in every period dating back as far as they track!
  15. SOLD Avengers #55 CGC 9.6 Investment grade 1st appearance of Ultron! Ultron is reportedly becoming a major arch enemy/recurring role villain on the Vision/Scarlet Witch Disney live action series later this year! Only $625! 12 month GPA $810! (Almost $200 BELOW GPA for in investment grade beauty that is raring to take off with the live action series announcement!) SOLD Batman #47 GD/GD+ Key 1st Detailed Origin Batman! $565 Its lower grade with the corner piece out, but nice pages and good looking cover, cover detached at bottom staple, some edge and spine tears. I have a scan of a CGC Hulk 1 that got CGC Gd+ with a missing corner piece at least as large as this one (See scan for comparison), so I think my grade range is accurate given the rest of the book is complete, bright/glossy and shows well for grade otherwise (plus CGC grades golden age easier than silver age!). The last Batman 47 2.5 sold for $1,188 and the last 2.0 sold for $825. The lowest price on record for a complete book is $525 for a tattered, dirty and torn up 1.0 so my asking price is about on par with the going price for a 1.0 and this solid book is far closer to 2.0/2.5 than 1.0, so its a freaking steal at my asking price and already Well Below what I paid for this book, so don't low ball me like the last guy that just offered $250, LOL!!! Doom Patrol 99 CGC VF 8.0 ow to White pages, Sharp High Grade! Key 1st Beast Boy from Teen Titans! Averaged $750 in 2018 (high of $875) and $563 in 2019, 1 recent lower sale abnormality dragged it down a bit. Clearing out my very nice/clean VF copy out at just $449 AT WELL BELOW GPA AND MY COST! MSH 18 1st Guardains of the Galaxy CGC FN+ but book looks far nicer than a VF- of the same book I had. The overhang on the right edge is slightly bent in, this would press out easily and I would bet money this is at least a 7.5 or maybe even 8.0 with a press and resubmit! ONLY $259 Well below 6.5 grade 90 and prior year GPA! Thor #134 VF range, very nice all around, only slight wear expected for great, excellent page quality. Only $225 1st High Evolutionary, Key figure & story line in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor 4 movies! 12 month 8.0 GPA $414, last 7.5 sale was $296. Prices a bit soft, but will surely go way up closer to the movies getting released and this is a great looking copy for this price! SOLD Flash #174 CGC 9.4 Investment grade, Flash reveals ID (Barry Allen) to Iris (future wife) for the 1st time! Classic Rogues cover! Only $299 Last sale in grade was $400! prices trending up, priced to sell FAST!
  16. First wins the prize, but I also accept PM. No returns on CGC books, raw books are can be returned without question, I accept paypal, venmo or money order/check. I have been selling huge mega keys on the boards for years. USPS boxed Shipping is a flat $10 no matter how many books you buy, Canadian shipping will be actual shipping costs. I will throw in free signature confirmation for US purchases above $250. All purchases above $200 are also given payment terms up to 2 months (with a 10% or more deposit) to help you out with timing of funds, getting your next paycheck first etc. If you are looking for something specific not listed here, there is a decent chance I have a copy, so shoot me a PM. My Kudos Page.....
  17. 10% on prior listed books does not apply to new posted books below....... She Hulk #1 CGC 9.4 OW to White Pages, Hot right now with upcoming live action TV series in production with Disney! $125 (Well below every GPA) THOR #133 CGC 9.0 OW Pages 1st Full Ego (father to Star Lord!) Discounted board price $225! Last sale $260, Average for 2019 $309 Incredible Hulk Annual #1 Early Inhumans vs Hulk! Classic Cover CGC 5.0, looks very nice for grade! $119, Below both 90 and prior 12 month GPA with prices going up across the board on this one! MSH 18 1st Guardains of the Galaxy CGC FN+ but book looks far nicer than a VF- of the same book I had. With a good press and dry clean, I think this could surpass that one! $259 Well below 90 and prior year GPA
  18. Just Offered 10% off all remaining comics that had already been marked down below GPA! I will be posing some more new Keys later tonight, so CHECK BACK LATER!
  19. Thanks! Avengers #43 and Marvel Graphic Novel 1st New Mutants (both) have now sold via PM. Many other bargain priced keys left looking for a good home!